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By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea…..

Not exactly the sea, it was actually the Long Island Sound.  My friend and I went looking for rocks for Danbury Rocks and made a day of it.  First we went to the art supply store, where I spent too much money.  That’s easy,  I’m like a child in a candy store, there.  Then we drove to the shore.

Gathering stones was fun, as was soaking in the saltwater.

Anyway, back to reality and doing artwork…when I’m really supposed to be doing housework.

I’m going through some old drawings to see how I’ve handled foliage in the past…I came up with these…338

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I tried to find an ocean picture…but this is the only one that I still have:

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Oh, yes and the winter beach I did earlier this year.

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so thanks for enjoying this trip down memory lane with me…I’ve got to get back to work!

 

Danbury Rocks! Or, A Trip to Michael’s

It’s been a day when all I’ve done in the real, concrete world of art, is to cut a piece of paper to size, since I finally got my paper delivery.  But, in the world of imagination…

I was with my friend today, who lamented the lack of something crafty to do, for fun, and maybe to give as gifts.  Always an instigator, I suggested a trip to the craft store, to just see what’s out there…

Come to a book on Rock Art…no, I’m not talking about posters for Led Zeppelin or anything like that.  I’m talking painting on rocks.

Which led me to telling my friend about a group, here, called “Danbury Rocks”, The idea is to decorate rocks, and place them around the city for people to find, just to give those people a bit of happiness in this dull, drab world.

So, the idea took hold with my friend, and I decided to join in, too…and then

IT HIT ME!  No, not a rock.

My old Namaste series.  I had so much fun doing it, but the size and bulk of it, meant that they weren’t really feasible as artwork, unless I was someone already famous, like Damian Hirst (perish the thought). So, I was looking for a way to put it on something smaller, three dimensional…I was thinking of boxes, or something like that…

Flash forward to today, and rocks! Yes, it would work!

So, soon I will be painting rocks a la the Namaste series and spreading them around the area.  In the meantime, I’ll still be doing my colored pencil work…the rocks are for pure fun.

For those who don’t remember the Namaste series, here are a few examples:

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